Video Producer Salary

The average Video Producer in the United States earns approximately $52K annually. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Video Producers spread between $32K and $84K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Video Producers is high. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. There are more male Video Producers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,713 - $81,789
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,789
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$11.88 - $44.20
(Median)
$12
$20
$44
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,713 - $81,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $12,478  
Commission
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,461 - $84,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $44.20  
   
Overtime
$18.39 - $47.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $12,478  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,461 - $84,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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While Video Producers do not often become Executive Producers, the job pays $99K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Video Producer involves becoming a Creative Director or a Senior Video Editor, roles that pay $31K more and $9K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Video Producer


Video Producers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Project Coordinating, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 12 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Videography, Cinematography, and Product Photography. Those familiar with Video Editing tend to be well versed in Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Editing. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Video Producers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $54K. Video Producers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,196

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Video Producers, 34 percent above the national average. Video Producers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+29 percent), New York (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Philadelphia is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Cleveland and 10 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Video Producer Reviews

What is it like working as a Video Producer?

Video Producer in St. George:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Doing different things and being able to use my creative skills when working on the job.
Cons: The pay.

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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries


Project Coordinating
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Production Management
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National Average
$51,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
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Video Editing
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Client Interaction
up arrow 8%

Product Photography
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Cinematography
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Videography
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 284 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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